If you're looking to cool down, the City of Buffalo pools are open, but some things have changed due to COVID-19. The pools are not open during the weekend (at least for now). They are also requiring reservations and you may be limited to lap swim only. The hours of operation are limited compared to what they were prior to the pandemic. According to the City of Buffalo's website, there is no charge for swimming at the pools, but I would encourage you to ask before you go. The reopening happened on May 17, 2021. There are capacity limitations in place and all children must be accompanied by adults.
City of Buffalo Parks & Recreation Deputy Commissioner, Andy Rabb, said,
"It is exciting to reopen our two indoor pools, soon to be joined by all of City of Buffalo park splashpads for Memorial Weekend, as they provide such an important amenity to our seniors and youth. Parks looks forward to a safe and fun summer season."
626 ABBOTT ROAD, BUFFALO, NY 14210
*Must make a reservation for lap swim/lane usage for one hour - open Monday through Friday, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
CONNORS, KAIT, HARRITY MEMORIAL POOL
626 ABBOTT RD, BUFFALO, NY 14220
*Open Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm
1171 E. LOVEJOY STREET, BUFFALO, NY 14206
*Must make a reservation for lap swim/lane usage for one hour - open Monday through Friday, 10:30 am - 5:45 pm
The City of Buffalo Splash Pads will reopen Memorial Weekend, according to its website. Keep in mind that the pools at some Splash Pad locations may not be open. Here are the 10 Splash Pad locations around Buffalo.
-Allison Pool & Splash Pad – 50 Rees St.
-Cazenovia Splash Pad at Cazenovia Park – 25 Cazenovia St.
-Centennial Splash Pad and Pool
-Houghton Pool and Splash Pad at Houghton Park -1675 Clinton St.
-Kensington Pool and Splash Pad – 665 Kensington Ave.
-Lanigan Splash Pad – 150 Fulton St.
-Lincoln Splash Pad – 10 Quincy St.
-Masten Pool and Splash Pad – Best St. and Orange St.
-Roosevelt Splash Pad – Roosevelt Ave. & Martha Ave.
-Schiller Splash Pad at Schiller Park
If City pools aren't your thing, there is a new pool club opening up in Buffalo a day pass is $25, so it's a bit pricey, but it is giving me big city vibes and ambiance.